A Darn Good Question

Why is the world silent on the constant terrorist attacks on Israel? From the Chicago Tribune, by Ron Prosor, Israel’s Permanent Envoy to the UN: Silence. Just silence from the U.N. Silence from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. And silence from major media outlets throughout the world. Imagine for just a moment if this were happening …

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Europe – Decline and Fall

Europe is a real place, not a video game, so it is governed by people significantly less intelligent than the average game player. Good game players know they must use resources efficiently, never run out of gold, and ensure their income stream always equals or exceeds their expenditure. They have to co-operate with others, but act independently and take responsibility. They must have a firm grip of …

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Dud Climate Prophecies Have a Long History

In 1989 the UN was telling us that entire nations would be wiped off the earth if global warming were not reversed by the year 2000. As Donna Laframboise points out, since this hasn’t happened, aren’t we at least entitled to an explanation from the same people issuing the same warnings twenty years later? If …

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Peace in the Middle East

The only reason there is no peace between Israel and Palestinian Arabs is because the Arabs do not want peace. The three ‘Nos’ from the eight Arab states which met in Khartoum in September 1967 were: No peace with Israel, No recognition of Israel, No negotiation with Israel. From David Meir-Levi in Frontpage magazine: There is an …

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Eritrea to UN: Thanks But No Thanks

I have written before that the more aid a country receives, the more likely it is to be locked into a cycle of increasing poverty. So it is interesting that Eritrea has just written to the UN to say it does not want any UN aid, because such aid makes the situation worse. The reason, …

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If Libya, Why Not … ?

Bill O’Reilly says that despite lack of clarity about process (eg, no congressional approval, no clear and present danger to the US), America’s involvement in Libya is a good thing: On the left … Ralph Nader is calling for impeachment. Michael Moore has suggested that Obama give back the Nobel Peace Prize. Congressman Dennis Kucinich wants …

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Australia’s Leading Expert In Irrelevance

Former Australian Prime  Minister and big job at the UN hopeful Kevin Rudd gave a few tips today to the UN General Assembly on how to increase its level of irrelevance. Speaking to a session to which almost one third of delegates turned up, Mr Rudd warned that: “If we fail to make the UN work, to make …

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DSSO (Decadal Science Scare Oscillation) Winner

After considering a number of possible candidates for the next major science scare, the UN today annouced the winner was the asteroid Apophis. ‘We’ve got as much funding, and as many free holidays, as we are likely to get from global warming,’  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon announced today. ‘It’s time to move on.’ ‘The …

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